Outdoor Literacy in Early Years

EYFS

Course Details

This practical course considers the realities of working outside and how to make literacy come to life and become part of your outdoor provision. We’ll consider emergent reading, writing and creating opportunities that facilitate talking and listening outside. This approach is suitable for all oudoor spaces, whether you have a natural haven or concreate jungle.

Help literacy come to life in the outdoors, whatever size space you have.

Learning Outcomes

•Take away practical ideas about how to integrate literacy in the outdoors.
•Understand how to use free of low cost resources to develop a literacy friendly outdoor space.
•Learn how to take a play-based approach that begins with the children’s interests and needs.
•The ability to audit outdoor literacy opportunities in your setting as a baseline for further improvements.

Please come wearing appropriate clothing and footwear as part of the training will take place outside.
Course Date Tue 22 Oct
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Teachers, TAs, Non Teaching Staff, Foundation Stage Leaders and Early Years Practitioners
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £50

Course Tutor

Juliet Robertson
Juliet is an educational consultant who specialises in outdoor learning and play. She is in heavy demand world-wide for her practical training and is the author of two award-winning books. Her blog is a source of information and support with more than one million visitors in the past four years. Juliet is based in Scotland and works directly with staff and children in early learning settings across Aberdeen to develop outdoor provision across the city.